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Hi all, I wa tryng to cut-taper some flat gym band just to test them. Those are "Cor" brand, yellow-marker color, 0,65mm 5 cm wide. I tried with a paper cutter (sort of a guillottine) I had at home but with bad resoults (nics and indents) plus it hasan evident limitation in the cutting lenght. I was not able to find a wheel catter if not flymsi and dull. So I took the plunge.

I layed the band on a plain wood, completely covered it with a wide paper tape (the one used for package and car paintings, very easy to remove) signed on the tape's surface the line and cutted throu it with a common cutter and the aid of a metal ruler. I was surprise of the effects. The tape block the rubbers from slipping and muving. The cut comes out clear and net with no faults. After I had only to strip the rubber from the paper just like a band-aid, and, else if there where no signs of glue on the surface, I did wash them in mild soap.
Hope it helpes.
Ps any pro and cons in stocking all this rubber in fridge (not freezing)?
 

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Great idea! As you noticed, the biggest problem in cutting rubber strips is that the rubber moves around. I've gotten pretty good with my rotary cutter and straight edge, but I still get some slightly "off" cuts from time to time. This sounds like a good solution.
 

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yes, when it is stuck in his tape bed (i mean between tape and whood) it cannot move or curl. It whorks for me. lòet me know if you give it a try
 

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Hi Stelug,
you don't have to put it in the frig, just keep it wrapped up in plastic and put it in a closet. It'll be fine. Nice way of cutting sheet goods too! Flatband
 

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Hi Flatband, tanks for the info, matter is that in winter home is wayoverheathed 823 deg celsius) and I would not like this stuff to dry too quick
 
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